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    Travis Pastrana, driver of the #60 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, poses with his pole award along with team owner Jack Roush (R) after qualifying firist for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 3, 2013 in Talladega, Alabama. (Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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    Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, signs autographs for fans during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 3, 2013 in Talladega, Alabama. (Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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    Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, speaks with the media after he was awarded the pole award during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 4, 2013 in Talladega, Alabama. (Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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    Tony Stewart, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #14 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet SS during practice Friday, May 3, 2013 at Talladega SuperSpeedway in Lincoln, Alabama. Qualifying was cancelled Saturday due to inclement weather for Sunday's Aaron's 499 race. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett for Chevrolet)

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    Kasey Kahne, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #5 Time Warner Cable Chevrolet SS during practice Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Talladega SuperSpeedway in Lincoln, Alabama. Qualifying was cancelled Saturday due to inclement weather. Kahne will start in the 10th position for Sunday's Aaron's 499 race. (Photo by Harold Hinson for Chevrolet)

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    Regan Smith, driver of the #7 TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet, celebrates with his crew in victory lane after he won the NASCAR Nationwide Series Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 4, 2013 in Talladega, Alabama. (Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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    Chipper Jones, former Atlanta Braves player and grand marshall for todays race, speaks with the media prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 5, 2013 in Talladega, Alabama. (Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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    (L-R) University of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron and Michael Waltrip, driver of the #55 Aaron's Dream Machine / Alabama National Championship Toyota, pose for a photo on the grid prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 5, 2013 in Talladega, Alabama. (Credit: Tom Pennington/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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    David Ragan, driver of the #34 Farm Rich Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane with wife Jacquelyn Butler Ragan after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 5, 2013 in Talladega, Alabama. (Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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    David Ragan, driver of the #34 Farm Rich Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 5, 2013 in Talladega, Alabama. (Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

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    Fourth place finisher Jimmie Johnson, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #48 Lowe's Emerald Green Chevrolet SS gives his daughter, Genevieve, a kiss at Darlington Raceway before the Bojangles' 500 in Darlington, South Carolina May 11, 2013. Johnson continues to lead the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings.(Photo by Alan Marler for Chevrolet)

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    Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 The Home Depot / Husky Toyota, celebrates with his crew in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on May 11, 2013 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)

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    Kurt Busch, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #78 Furniture Row/Sealy Chevrolet SS is introduced on the yellow carpet Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Charlotte Motor Speedway before the Sprint All-Star Race in Concord, North Carolina. Busch finished fifth. (Photo by Harold Hinson for Chevrolet)

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    Kasey Kahne(L), driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, speaks with Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota, in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 17, 2013 in Concord, North Carolina. (Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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    Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 Toyota Care Toyota, celebrates with the checkered flag after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 17, 2013 in Concord, North Carolina. (Credit: Geoff Burke/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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    Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 17, 2013 in Concord, North Carolina. (Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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    Ed Carpenter, driver of the #20 Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet, celebrates with his wife Heather Saturday, May 18, 2013, after capturing the pole with the fastest car during qualifying for the upcoming Indianapolis 500, in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by F. Peirce Williams for Chevrolet)

i’m still here. i’m just really, really tired

I haven’t posted anything in a really long time and I apologize. My day job has taken over my life to the point where I’m working weekends and not getting home until late during the week. It’s all for a huge website redesign project that I get to work on and I can’t wait to tell you all about it when we launch at the end of this month. It’s sort of semi-racing-related only because it’s a car company. :)

Until then, please bare with me.

I was truly excited about David Ragan’s win at Talladega a couple weeks ago. It was great to see him and David Gilliland share the spotlight a little. Matt Kenseth won at Darlington and that was good, I guess. And now Jimmie Johnson has won the All-Star Race which was just, whatever it was. :) And in IndyCar Ed Carpenter landed on the Pole for the Indianapolis 500. Pretty cool stuff.

I’ve compiled some photos from all the races & events I’ve missed these past few weeks, so check out the gallery above.

The only race I am scheduled to attend this year is Sonoma in June and I cannot be more excited about it. I wish it was here already. I wish I could just get a tent and camp out in the garage for all three days. How would that be for a “fan engagement” experience? NASCAR should really think about setting that up. :)

1 Comment

  1. Jan
    May 28, 2013 at 9:01 AM ·

    I can empathize…I am a high school special ed teacher and have 0 time for anything but school during 99% of the school year…However…I really, really hope you find a way to devote more time to this site. I just stumbled on TF&TF while in search of info related to the Indy 500 – actually, I was looking for info on TK’s son since I had the feeling his wife was not the child’s mother. (I am an Indy car fan and hope one day you go to the 500 in person – it will change your life!) I love the way you write and the stories you choose to pursue…exactly what I’m looking for. It’s hard to explain this…my husband and I both wanted TK (or Marco) to win, but beyond that, my husband and I look for different backdrop stories. I want to get to know the drivers better while he couldn’t care less. Then, I found you and need more, more, more!